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Do You Know the Way​.​.​.​?

by Linda Smith

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    Reissue of the original 1988 cassette on Preference Recordings. 40 copies available .

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All I Did 02:47
Idea 03:04
There's A 03:06
Confidence 04:10
How Funny 02:29
I Could Care 03:23
Take This 02:46


"Last year, Captured Tracks released a compilation of rare, early self-released material from Baltimore singer/songwriter Linda Smith, bringing to the surface highlights from a scarcely heard but nonetheless stunning, mostly cassette released catalog. A handful of songs could be found on this 1988 release, named for its cover of the Burt Bacharach standard, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose"? But while mostly recorded with acoustic guitar, Smith's compositions are awash in dreamy atmosphere and psychedelic swirl, her steel-string strums informed as much by Syd Barrett and the Cocteau Twins as Dylan or Drake. It feels like harnessing a kind of magic, using simple and straightforward tools to make music that suggests something so rich and dense. It's an application of folk aesthetics in the service of blurring lines of genre altogether. - Jeff Terich, TREBLE ZINE


released March 12, 2022

All songs by Linda Smith except where noted. Recorded on a Fostex X15 four track recorder and mixed by Brian Bendlin in 1988.


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Linda Smith Baltimore, Maryland

Linda Smith made home recorded music from 1987 to 2001. It was released on cassette, vinyl, and CD by such labels as Harriet, Feel Good All Over, Slumberland, and her own Preference label.

"Essentially this is the best bedroom-pop you are ever likely to hear, directly from an age that did not really know what to do with it."
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